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Midyear jobs outlook: What to know about IT hiring, skills, benefits

Ann Bednarz — Assistant Managing Editor – Network World Companies in hiring mode say there’s a shortage of tech talent, while IT pros are upping their expectations for pay and benefits. Overall, the midyear jobs outlook is positive for IT pros. READ MORE

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The Top 10 Cities for Technology Careers

Chicago Ranks number 9! Rich Hein CIO.com Is your particular skill-set saturated in your current location? Are you thinking about taking your tech talents to a new locale, possibly one with more IT career opportunities? If so, here are some cities you may want to consider before choosing a new home. READ MORE

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1 in 3 IT managers say: The CIO must go!

By David Weldon  FierceCIO As if CIOs didn’t have enough job survival concerns–what with satisfying the CEO, CFO and COO. Now they learn that one of every three managers in their own IT ranks thinks they need to be shown the door. That is the finding of new research by strategy consulting firm McKinsey, which reveals “growing dissatisfaction” with IT performance. But we’re …

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Business Users Bypass IT and Go Rogue to the Cloud

By Sharon Gaudin – CIO.com IT departments need to watch out for business units or even individual workers going rogue and bypassing IT to go straight to the cloud. Read More

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IT Workers Confident About Job Prospects

By Dennis McCafferty  CIO Insight While certain confidence factors are dipping slightly, tech professionals express overall confidence in both their current job stability and prospects for landing a new position, according to a recent survey from Randstad Technologies. A significant number—especially when it comes to Millennials—are expecting to look for a new employer in the immediate future. READ MORE

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Five Often Overlooked Ways CIOs Stumble

By Samuel Greengard CIO Insight CIOs can sabotage their own best efforts by focusing on the wrong metrics, not enabling business functionality and failing to disconnect from work. READ MORE

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ITF Co-Sponsors the NCWIT Aspiration Awards

The 2014 Illinois NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Awards Ceremony has once again had a successful year. On April 5, 2014 at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois, 40 Chicago-Area high school girls received awards that recognize them for their future goals and achievements they have made in technology. This award was designed to showcase the talent of young women and …

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The Courage of the Transparent CIO

By Charles Araujo CIO Insight CIOs need to be open and honest about IT projects. Otherwise, their customers will not be able to make informed decisions and eventually won’t trust the IT organization. [It is all about trust] ……I remember working with Sam several months later. He asked us to review the business case that had been prepared by the management …

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From Information to Innovation: The New CIO in an Internet of Everything World

Lance Perry Cisco A successful CIO must now be a broker for change, constantly evolving to keep pace with an IoE world. They must line up the right people, processes, and things, and understand the foundation required to be able adapt and adjust quickly. Getting in front of IoE and understanding the technologies that are accelerating its path will help CIOs …

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Photos: The women who created the technology industry

By Lyndsey Gilpin TechRepublic The original computer scientists The first computer programmers and most celebrated mathematicians throughout history were women. In honor of Women’s History Month, here are the oft-forgotten, influential tech pioneers. In this photo from 1946, two of the first programmers, Esther Gerston and Gloria Gordon work with the ENIAC computer.  READ MORE

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